Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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FNAK51 PAFC 250013
FWFAER

FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
413 PM AKDT FRI APR 24 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM AKDT THIS
EVENING FOR STRONG WIND FOR THE ANCHORAGE AREA...

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM AKDT SATURDAY FOR LOW HUMIDITY
ACROSS THE MATANUSKA VALLEY...


.DISCUSSION...
FIRE WEATHER REMAINS HEIGHTENED THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON AS
RIDGE AXIS PASSES FROM THE NORTHERN GULF THIS EVENING TO THE
COPPER RIVER VALLEY OVERNIGHT. DRY CONDITIONS PERSIST THROUGH MUCH
OF SATURDAY AND THEN RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES INCREASE AS LOW
LEVEL SOUTHEASTERLY FLOW BRINGS LOW LEVEL MOISTURE INLAND AHEAD
OF THE FRONT MOVING INTO THE CENTRAL GULF.


AKZ101-251800-
ANCHORAGE-
INCLUDING...ANCHORAGE...EAGLE RIVER...INDIAN...EKLUTNA
413 PM AKDT FRI APR 24 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM AKDT THIS
EVENING FOR STRONG WIND FOR THE ANCHORAGE AREA...

.ABOVE 1500 FT...
                   TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   29 (-1)      42-51 (+4)   31           44-50
RH % (24H TREND)   59-75 (+17)  14-29 (+6)   64-81        16-36
20FTWND(MPH)       SE 14-30     E 8-15       E 3-6        LGT/VAR
CWR                0            0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES BETWEEN 20 TO 30 PERCENT WILL
BE SLOW TO RECOVER OVERNIGHT. GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO TAPER
DOWN TOWARD MIDNIGHT.

.BELOW 1500 FT...
                   TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   33 (+3)      54 (+2)      33           54
RH % (24H TREND)   66-75 (+5)   19-28 (+3)   71-77        24-35
20FTWND(MPH)       SE 3-21      NE 1-10      NE 4-7       N 3-5
CWR                0            0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES BETWEEN 20 TO 30 PERCENT WILL
BE SLOW TO RECOVER OVERNIGHT. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED
ACROSS SOUTH AND WEST ANCHORAGE. GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO TAPER
DOWN TOWARD MIDNIGHT.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS AROUND 50.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.

$$

AKZ111-251800-
MATANUSKA VALLEY-
INCLUDING...PALMER...WASILLA...SUTTON...CHICKALOON
413 PM AKDT FRI APR 24 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM AKDT SATURDAY FOR LOW HUMIDITY
ACROSS THE MATANUSKA VALLEY...

.ABOVE 1500 FT...
                   TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   26 (0)       41-50 (+1)   27           43-50
RH % (24H TREND)   57-71 (+9)   13-24 (+3)   65-77        21-38
20FTWND(MPH)       E 4-12       SE 2-7       E 2-7        LGT/VAR
CWR                0            0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...ONLY A BRIEF RECOVERY IS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT.

.BELOW 1500 FT...
                   TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   32 (+3)      55 (+2)      28-34        55
RH % (24H TREND)   61-74 (0)    12-19 (0)    68-76        21-28
20FTWND(MPH)       E 4-16       E 1-10       E 1-9        N 2-5
CWR                0            0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...ONLY A BRIEF RECOVERY IS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS
AROUND 50. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

$$

AKZ121-251800-
WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA-
INCLUDING...KENAI...SOLDOTNA...HOMER...COOPER LANDING
413 PM AKDT FRI APR 24 2015

.INLAND AREAS...
                   TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN

CLOUD COVER        CLOUDY       MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      40           30           0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   32 (0)       44-52 (+1)   31           48-55
RH % (24H TREND)   75-84 (+13)  32-44 (-6)   78-85        30-43
20FTWND(MPH)       SE 9-14      E 7-10       NE 8-10      N 4-9
CWR                20           0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.COASTAL AREAS...
                   TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN

CLOUD COVER        CLOUDY       MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      60           50           0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   34 (+1)      45-51 (-1)   33           54
RH % (24H TREND)   75-87 (+8)   34-53 (-8)   77-88        32-47
20FTWND(MPH)       E 5-13       NE 6-13      NE 7-13 G21  N 9-15 G24
CWR                40           20           0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
40S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

$$

AKZ125-251800-
WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-
INCLUDING...WHITTIER...SEWARD...GIRDWOOD...MOOSE PASS
413 PM AKDT FRI APR 24 2015

.INLAND AREAS...
                   TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        SNOW         SNOW         SNOW         SNOW/RAIN
CHANCE PRECIP      30           30           20           30
TEMP (24H TREND)   29 (0)       35-46 (+3)   29           42-50
RH % (24H TREND)   81-92 (+11)  28-63 (-1)   80-91        21-65
20FTWND(MPH)       E 8-12       E 7-10       NE 7-11      N 1-5
CWR                10           0            0            10
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.COASTAL AREAS...
                   TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN

CLOUD COVER        CLOUDY       MCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE        SNOW/RAIN    SNOW/RAIN    RAIN         RAIN
CHANCE PRECIP      90           60           30           40
TEMP (24H TREND)   27-34 (-1)   37-45 (+3)   30-37        46-52
RH % (24H TREND)   85-93 (+9)   42-64 (-11)  84-92        25-57
20FTWND(MPH)       E 3-13       NE 6-11      N 7-14       N 4-12
CWR                70           40           0            10
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. EAST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.

$$

AKZ145-251800-
SUSITNA VALLEY-
INCLUDING...TALKEETNA...WILLOW...CANTWELL
413 PM AKDT FRI APR 24 2015

.ABOVE 1500 FT...
                   TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   18-25 (0)    36-43 (+1)   18-26        46
RH % (24H TREND)   71-81 (+17)  23-44 (+5)   78-86        29-51
20FTWND(MPH)       E 3-9        E 1-7        NE 3-7       NE 3-7
CWR                0            0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.BELOW 1500 FT...
                   TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   31 (+4)      46-54 (0)    31           56
RH % (24H TREND)   75-85 (+9)   20-40 (+2)   79-86        26-40
20FTWND(MPH)       NE 2-8       N 1-5        N 3-8        N 6-9
CWR                0            0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.

$$



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